Last week when I was on vacation, something happened to my fitbit.
It broke! I really don’t even know what happened, I took it off of one pair of pants to switch it to another, and when I looked at it, it looked like a robot with it’s exoskeleton torn off.
I was able to quickly find the pieces and put it back together and everything worked fine thank goodness.
However, today when I sat at my desk, it caught on the arm to my chair and it popped apart again.
I decided to put up a quick tutorial on how to fix it in case this ever happens to you!
First, the picture below is what my Fitbit Ultra looked like today.
As you can see, it was in 4 pieces, with the LCD screen flopping away a little bit. I’ve used highly technical terms in the picture above, so don’t worry if the terminology is over your head, just go with the flow.
The first thing I did was to check to make sure the device was actually functioning. I did this by putting the LCD screen back in place and pressing the spot where the button should be. Sure enough, it worked fine.
After that small test, the rest is just really a small puzzle.
First, I took the knobby thing and placed it where I thought it should go, the picture below demonstrates what I did pretty clearly. The only important parts to remember are that there is a small round hole in the knobby thing, that needs to face the LCD screen, and it needs to be placed with the bumpy knob side up.
Next, I took the button and set it on top of the knobby thing. There’s a small peg on the button that fits into the small round hole I mentioned above, and the button itself fits over the bumpy knob in the middle. Picture is below for reference.
Next, I carefully placed the cover back on and snapped it into place.
Luckily everything works still!
After careful examination, I discovered that some of the blue plastic is breaking on the underneath of the Fitbit Ultra itself. I’ll have to be really careful when I move it to and from different pockets in the future.
Edit: Since I published this I received a new Fitbit Ultra from Fitbit. It’s been running just fine since then. Since Fitbit Ultra is now a deprecated product, I’ve got some links below in case you find yourself in a situation where you have broken your Fitbit Ultra and would like a replacement.
First, there’s the Fitbit Zip: It’s smaller, cheaper, but it doesn’t do the sleep monitoring that the Fitbit Ultra did or the Fitbit One does now.
And then there is the Fitbit One. It replaced the Fitbit Ultra.
Hopefully this will help some of you if you ever run into this situation.
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